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1999 Audi A6 2.8L dirctionals VIN: WAUBA24B82
hey audi techs i have this A6 left directional is fine right blinks fast rear blinks but not front hazards blink fine but still no right front i replaced bulb cleaned socket help
1999 Audi A4 2.8L engine VIN: WAUED28D9X
This vehicle was driven in with some oil leaks, and some engine misses with no check engine light. Check of DTC's showed intermittent misfires of cylinders 4 and 6. Oil was found within the spark plug inserts, which led me to replace the spark plugs and wire s...
1973 BMW 2002 2.0L camshaft
I am rebuilding the engine on a car that is being restored. My customer has requested performance upgrades (street use) and I have put in 9.5/1 pistons and previously a weber 2 barrel carb with stock manifolds was used. I am wondering about recommending a 284 ...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACA6324R
This car was towed in with a bad misfire and would sometimes stall out. I had put in a new fuel pump/fuel sending unit assy. about 2 months ago because the pump had gone dead. I pulled the sending units out of the left and right sides of the fuel tank and foun...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L hard start VIN: WBACD4323T
Hi guys, and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. We have this 96 bmw 328i that is driving us crazy. It came in with a hard starting complaint. Check engine light is NOT on. Checked for codes and I have a 83- crankshaft position sensor code. I r... Trouble codes: 83 (crankshaft position code)
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L heating system VIN: WBAGH8344Y
help bmw techs.we rarely encounter heater issues on bmws and are looking for some imput. this 740il will not regulate its heat properly- vent temps are too high or low and erratic. we connected to gt1- no codes. we suspect faulty mono valves but this year the ...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Signal Indicators, Radio, Soft Top VIN: WBABS53471
Vehicle seems to have CAN Bus problem, Suddenly Radio quit working, comes on but display says "Disabled", Turn signal indicators in instrument cluster do not work, however exterior signals on vehicle are working, also electric soft top is inoperative. Only cod...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPV1449W
Vehicle in very good condition-well maintained. Fitted the new ceramic pads, rotors, and upper and lower ball joints for wear. At around 40mph, applying light brake pedal pressure will trigger the ABS on flat, dry, straight roads. If you are above this speed, ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1245X
Customer came to me after replacing MAF on recommendation of another shop that used Autologic for diagnosis. CEL came on again with P1884 (CAN message) and pending codes: P0103, P0117, P1172, P1175. My information (RAVE disc) shows P1884 is a transmission CAN ... Trouble codes: P1884 (CAN message), P0103 (MAF high voltage), P0117 (ECT open or short to battery supply), P1172 (Bank 1 lean), P1175 (Bank 2 lean)
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMB11483
This car came to us from another shop with p1173 p1170 check 02 sensor readings switching fine between high and low. Do not hear any exhaust leaks. Car runs good takes 20-30 miles for sel light to come back on. Any help would be great. Can not find any vacuum ... Trouble codes: P1173, P1170
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L abs esp codes VIN: WDBGA51G3V
Hi group, hope someone can help with this Benz problem I am having, abs and esp light comes on once in a while with codes c1504 system fault: stored steering angle sesnor is not initialized, and code c1140 steering sensor (n49) steering angle sensor is not ini...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Accessories VIN: 4JGAB75E92
hay m.b tecks i have this m\b here with acurrent draw 670 ma now if i pull f21 fuse for radio / voice command/ telaphone it drops to 33 ma iv went unpluged radio, amp, telaphone mod etc with no difference in draw just when i take fuse 21 out any body out ther ...
1987 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L abs VIN: WP0JB0924H
Hey everybody, Have this porshe in for an ABS light and I cannot find any info for code retrival on this model. We have various european scan tools so I should have the correct connector. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L motronic VIN: YS3DF78V9S
This is a good one... Car towed in, no crank. Started when I grounded pin 6 on the alarm ecm.(once) Customer asked me to remove the alarm and I said I'd look into it. Found a post here about jumpering the alarm ecu connector and tried it. Only one problem, inb...
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L timing belt VIN: WVWGG0161G
hey guys thank you for taking the time to read this request customer brought in this jetta diesel to set the timing and im having a hard time seting up the intermediate shaft and the crank shaft, my three books say thier is a mark on the crank pully, their i...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WVWEE83AZS
Trans shifts hard 3/4 (flare) and at speeds above 50mph it goes into limp mode. Acts like hitting two gears at once. Pinout at tcm is good for all components. Monitoring the seven soleniods while driving in 4th gear, not changing solenoid values when limp is a...
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2387659378
Idle is up and down like a yo yo and 4 specialists including a VW dealer have seen this vehicle but no faults found. It has cost the customer a lot of money so far in tecnicians labour costs. Nearly wiped the value of the car. It is in lovely mint condition ot...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Ign. Cyl. lock VIN: WVWGC83A6T
Hey Vw Techs, I have this Passat that has a frozen Ign. cylinder and will not turn with the key. I do not have the information on how to take it apart correctly. I have it apart down to having all the switches off but there is a collar over the steering shaft ...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L tach VIN: WVWMD36BXW
car would intermittantly have all functions. when driving car tach woukd drop to zero and oil and brake lights would flash. replace suspect ignition switch and tach still wol't come back. when hooked up to computer and running on vag-com program we have a engi...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDH21J7Y
Customers complaint is Check engine light on, drop in fuel economy, surge/bucking while driving on freeway. We have cleaned the ven and breather lines, cleaned vent solenoid, repaired vacuum line under intake, replaced secondary air control valve, replaced tur... Trouble codes: P1557 (Charge pressure control positive deviation), P1297 (turbo/throttle valve connection pressure loss), P0411 (secondary air injection system flow fault)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWCK21C71
I have unhooked the negative battery terminal and put my positive lead to this terminal and my black lead to the battery terminal itself. Initially the meter will fluctuate up and down from 400-800 mA and then settles down to 200mA. If I pull the radio fuse (f...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L security VIN: WVWPD63B32
customer drove car to shop,running fine.stated the car ran hot on the way down from wisconsin and hasnt done it since,but the temp guage now climbs when loads are put on the engine(a/c,etc). road tested and confirmed. ran block test and failed. performed head ...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L eng VIN: YV1LW5542V
Hello folks this volvo is being a pain in the but. When this car is cold only, we loose injector pulse. We have power to the injectors and we have spark and fuel psi. We just loose injector pulse negative side. This points to a bad ecm as far as we can tell lo...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Shift into reverse VIN: YV1LS61J7Y
My customer says that when she shifts from Park into Reverse, the car moves forward. She will put it back into Park and shift to Reverse again, and it will back up. This condition was first happening very sporadically, but now it occurs 3 or 4 times a week. Sh...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L pump,rack,hoses VIN: YV1TS900D1
The car came in with the power steering making noise and also the fluid was arrigating. replaced the pump three times the steering rack and high pressure hose once. I still have the problem only after about 10 min of driving. I need help on this one, the deale...

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1994 Audi RS2 2.3L Immo VIN: WACZZZ8CZR
I received hints about problems regarding reader coil. It is part of ignition barrel. As I was not able to get more information about this particular immo system it was dificut to point the real problem. I missed a wiring diagram. It looks it is not so easy ...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Fuel filter VIN: WAUDC68D51
Thanks to everyone who replied. We called the local Audi dealer and they told us they did not mess with them until fuel pump replacement.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM6345X
Well sorry guys had to ship this one to the dealer. customer impatient and very tight with his money. had several replies from hold gas pedal to floor and crank to oil cylinders overnight try in morning but to no avail the thing would chug for a few seconds an... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1748R
Thank you to all who responded, especially Robert [...]. The main relay on this vehicle is actually supplied by fuse c1 in the left fuse panel. The panel had very high resistance on this circuit. We replaced the panel and problem is solved. Thank you again for...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Heat VIN: WDBBA48D1G
first and for must would like to say thanks agian for all the help! all 10 replies led me to the mono vale for my heat issue! all of u were right, took vale apart and found diaphram had a small tear replaced and heat work fine now!!! as far as my circulation p...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA43ERA
First of all I would like to thank everyone that has passed along info. everyone has been saying drop the exhaust and see if the car will start. We did that and it still didn't start. We kept driving ourselves crazy. We did find the problem and it was the cam ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L door locks VIN: WDC1631542
most of the replies either said I needed to code the keys to the aam module. this was not the case as I has a aftermarket scanner that was capable of this & had tried. In the end, it turned out to be a sily mistake. I had been supplied the wrong aam module. In...
2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L starter VIN: WDCYR49E52
This car was an electrical nightmare - we had performed some of the services that you had suggested and it let us to other electrical related problems - there was quite a lot of added on (aftermarket) wiring on this car and when the previous customer sold it t...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L ignition switch VIN: WP0JB0929J
thanks again to ben,daniel,and patrick for the help. we finally got it replaced. it was simular to audi and vw, just knowing where the pin is located helps alot too. sometimes having this service it makes our jobs that much easier, to know you have alot of oth...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L gear box light VIN: YS3DM58V1R
thanks to all that sent me info on this repair but the car has gone back to the trans shop that just rebuilt the trans and i will post if it actually gets fixed.
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH48GXY
Sorry for the long delay in response. The converter was plugged. It is very expensive and the customer was looking for options. He decided that in the end it was best for him to do it himslef... We reassembled and connected our end of the deal and he took the ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L 5th VIN: 3VWTD81H2V
Thanks to all who replied... 5th gear was fried we tore it down and estimated the repair... WOW VW is proud of those parts!!! A used unit was no easy task to locate but we found a low miler and the car is gone. Thanks again to iATN and all the members that mak...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L low coolant lite VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
faulty coolant temp. switch, intermit open. please note blue coolant light does stay on till engine reaches 138 degrees f, than should go out when operating properly , malfunction only when flashing
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L power door lock remote VIN: WVWYH63B82
we ended up sending to dealer to have remote programmed. Thank for responses.
1979 Volvo 245 2.1L Hesitation
well as most suggested it was indeed the air flow meter. Got a used unit from the wrecker for $100 and that took care of it. Thank you for all the replies. I couldn't have done it without you!! Happy Holidays
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9608T
I'm calling this one a fix for now. 6 of the 7 replies confirmed intermittant behavior and recommeded replace. One reply suggested cleaning the MAF with an electronic areosol cleaner which leaves no residue. Given the high price of the replacement part, the ow... Trouble codes: P0103 (MAF Sensor).
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L engine oil VIN: YV1TS90D31
thanks for the excellent advice, especially bruce from north carolina. it turns out that my original diagnosis was incorrect. many people said that the oil return pipes coming from the turbos leak where they bolt to the block. mine are not leaking. also, many ...
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